"[This is] my first scene I’ve shot with Gillian Anderson where I knew this lady had tremendous talent. When she tackles this guy in this alley and gets him down and starts screaming ‘Did you shot my sister? Did you kill my sister?’ I saw a side of this lady’s performance that absolutely blew my mind."
— Kim Manners on the audio comment on the “X-Files”-Episode “Apocrypha” (via lady-3jane)
"It’s like she homes in on the character. (…) And, once she has perfected the part - down to the most intricate facial expressions - she doesn’t mess around. All her takes are absoluteley spot-on."
— Kevin MacDonald, director of ‘The last king of Scotland’ (via lady-3jane)
"Her presence on stage is extraordinary you can’t take your eyes off her. I mean she walked in the room at the audition I knew, you can just tell."
— Ric Murphy, Theatre School Professor, A&E’S Biography, December 29, 1998 (via lady-3jane)
"I’ ve worked on many different film sets catering, for example on the X-Files-Pilot. I had met Gillian Anderson way back then. That was really cool, because everybody was at the beginning of their carrers and very relaxed. But Gillian hasn’t changed much since then. I met her recently on the set of ‘Enemy of the state’ and she’d recognized me immediately. We chatted some time. I like her a lot."
— Seth Green, star of “Idle Hand” and X-Files’ Deep Throat, German Mag ‘Pop Rocky’, ca. 1998, thanks to ‘Anonymous`’ (via lady-3jane)
"(…)And she’s very down-to-earth. Very sweet. What was funny was that…We really only spent one day together, the scene where I’m playing it like Roger Moore, walking around and talking to her and stuff. It was a very cold day, and what I remember about that is we stood there, and I hadn’t really got a chance to know her. And she had a lot of lines. She was running them over in her head. And she was standing there [mumbling]. And I kept going, “Sorry, what?” I kept thinking she was talking to me! And she’d go, “I’m just doing my lines.” And she had a kind of English accent that day…But she’s very nice. Really lovely."
— Rob Brydon on working with Gillian Anderson on “Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story” (via lady-3jane)